Walid Ahmed, a supporter of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsy, photographed on July 3, 2013, near a protest in Cairo. Mr. Ahmed is from Assiut, a majority christian city in southern Egypt. “I came to this protest because this is the first time we have chosen a president and I feel he should finish his term,” he said. “I love Morsy because he is finally leading the country in a manner we want, and he respects us. Morsy has ended the war on Islam and there is more freedom.”
In Egypt on Monday a judge sentenced 529 defendants to death, convicting them of murdering a police officer in anger at the ouster of the Islamist president. Legal experts interviewed by the New York Times called it the harshest mass conviction in modern Egyptian history.
Photo by David Degner/Reportage by Getty Images. See the rest of David’s portraits of Morsy supporters on the Getty Images Web site.